Photo taken in June, 2009 @ Zoo Dierenrijk, The Netherlands
I cropped this photo a little bit, and adjusted the colors.
I have to be completely up front, because this photo is an absolute Raccoon Dog favorite of mine
He looks a tad cross-eyed, but truly adorable. I can't remember how exactly we'd caught his attention to catch him gazing up at us this way, but it's awesome!
Species: Raccoon Dog (Wasbeerhond)
Latin name: Nyctereutes Procyonoides
Originates from Europe and Asia.
Current status: Least Concern
Did you know:
…There’s also a Japanese Raccoon Dog, often referred to as Tanuki.
…Despite its name, the Raccoon Dog is neither a Raccoon, nor a Dog, but a species of its own.
I love it when you love my work, but please, if you want to use it in any other medium, ask my permission first.